2019’s Top 10 Esports earners come from only 2 games

by December 30, 2019 0 comments

2019 has been quite an eventful year for esports, in India and throughout the world. Especially when it comes to the number of tournaments and prize pools. This year we had two $30 million tournaments alone. One of them was from Dota 2’s TI9 and the other, Fortnite’s. And not coincidentally at all, this year’s top 10 esports earners are from these two games. 

The top 5 positions have been bagged by the TI9 squad of OG. This is the second time they have won The International, which is the first time for any team in Dota 2. Jerax, Ana, N0tail, Topson and Ceb each made upwards of $3 million this year, most of the money coming from TI9. 

The next in line, Bugha, also made an upwards of $3 million, after he won the Fortnite world cup. It should also be noted that he is the youngest on this list, at 16 years of age. The next top earners in line fall short by a large margin. Psalm, who is the 6th highest earning esports player of 2019, earned $1.8 million. Not to say that isn’t a small sum.  

Here is the list of the top 10 Esports earners of 2019 (Source: Esports Earnings): 

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Year)
1.JerAxJesse Vainikka$3,163,536.20
2.CebSebastien Debs$3,163,536.20
3.TopsonTopias Taavitsainen$3,163,536.20
4.NotailJohan Sundstein$3,155,536.20
5.AnaAnathan Pham$3,146,536.20
6.BughaKyle Giersdorf$3,061,716.67
7.PsalmHarrison Chang$1,819,300.00
8.AquaDavid Wang$1,790,036.55
9.NyhroxEmil Bergquist Pedersen$1,509,516.19
10.EpikWhaleShane Cotton$1,297,366.67

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